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North Carolina Central University

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Motto Truth and Service
Established 1909
Type Public
Chancellor Charlie Nelms
Undergraduates 4,000
Postgraduates 3,500
Location Durham, North Carolina, USA
Campus Urban
Athletics 11 varsity teams
Colors      Maroon and      Gray
Mascot Eagle
Website www.nccu.edu

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is a historically black college located in Durham, North Carolina. NCCU has a current enrollment of 8,231 for the Fall of 2005. NCCU is the second largest historically black university in North Carolina after NC A&T State University. It is a member school of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina County Durham County Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Maroon is a color related to dark red. ... Gray (Gy) is the derived SI unit for absorbed dose, specific energy and kerma (kinetic energy in matter). ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... In the United States, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) (a type of Minority Serving Institution or MSI) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African-American community. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina County Durham County Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Thurgood Marshall successfully argued the 1954 landmark case Brown v. ...

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History

NCCU was chartered in 1909 and opened in 1910 as the National Religious Training School and Chautauqua under the leadership of President James E. Shepard. Suffering financial troubles, the school reorganized in 1915 as the National Training School and again in 1923, when it was acquired by the state of North Carolina and renamed Durham State Normal School. Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday[1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1925, the state redefined the school's mission, turning it into a four-year liberal arts college, the North Carolina College for Negroes (NCC), the first state-supported African-American liberal arts college in the United States. After expanding through the support of the state and local philanthropists (including Benjamin N. Duke), NCC was finally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1937. Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... Benjamin Newton Duke (1855 - 1929) was a U.S. tobacco industrialist. ... The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is a regional accreditor for over 13,000 public and private educational institutions ranging from preschool to college level in the Southern United States. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The college opened its first graduate programs in law (1940) and library science (1941). In 1947, the college was renamed yet again as North Carolina College at Durham. In the same year, founding president James Shepard died after having headed the school for nearly 40 years. Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Library science is an interdisciplinary science incorporating the humanities, law and applied science to study topics related to libraries, the collection, organization, preservation and dissemination of information resources, and the political economy of information. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The college received its current title, North Carolina Central University, in 1969. The name "Central" was picked in order to keep the school's initials "NCC". In 1972, it became part of the 16-member University of North Carolina System. Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... University of North Carolina Seal The University of North Carolina System is a sixteen university system which comprises all public 4-year colleges and/or universities in North Carolina and consists of 16 separate campuses across the state. ...


The NCCU School of Law has undergone a multimillion dollar major renovation of the Turner Law School Building, which was completed in 2005. The 100,000+ sq ft (9,300 m²) building is now one of the largest public law school facilities in the Southeast United States. Regional definitions vary from source to source. ...


Academics

NCCU has several colleges and schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Library & Information Sciences, School of Business, School of Law, School of Graduate Studies and the University College.


In 2005, NCCU ranked third in North Carolina for accepting National Merit Scholars, only trailing Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill. NCCU also tied for third (with Hampton University) in accepting National Merit Scholars for HBCUs, only trailing Morehouse College and Howard University. The NCCU School of Law was recently listed in the Princeton Review as one of America's Best Law Schools. Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. ... Morehouse College is a private, four-year, all-male, historically black liberal arts college in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Howard University is a university located in Washington, D.C., USA. A historically black university, Howard was established in 1867 by congressional order and named for Oliver O. Howard. ...


NCCU also boasts a prominent history department, in which John Hope Franklin once taught, and a prominent biology department. John H. Franklin John Hope Franklin (born January 2, 1915) is a United States historian and past president of the American Historical Association. ...


Entrance Requirements

NCCU has extremely low SAT requirements for incoming freshman compared to other universities in North Carolina and the rest of the US. An SAT score of 680 out of 1600 is needed to attend NCCU, with the average being 860. For comparison, UNC-CH's average SAT score is ~1300 and NC State's is ~1200.[1] but the school will take a student who scored lower if they agree to attend a five-week freshman orientation program over the summer called "Aspiring Eagles."[2] The program began in 2006 as part of the school's efforts to raise student retention rates. Only 70.8% of freshman return as sophomores the following year. This is below the UNC system average. 50 students took part in the program in 2006, and 100 are expected to participate in the summer of 2007.


Athletics

NCCU's athletic teams, called the Eagles, formerly competed in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association in NCAA Division II. In July 2007, NCCU officially moved up to NCAA Division I and will compete as independents. [3] The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is a college athletic conference made up of historically black colleges in the southeastern United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ...


Executives

  • 1909–1947: James E. Shepard, President
  • 1948–1963: Alfonso Elder, President
  • 1963–1966: Samuel P. Massie, President
  • 1967–1982: Albert N. Whiting, President (1967–1972), Chancellor (1972–1982)
  • 1983–1986: LeRoy T. Walker, Chancellor
  • 1986–1992: Tyronza R. Richmond, Chancellor
  • 1992–1993: Donna J. Benson, Chancellor
  • 1993–2001: Julius L. Chambers, Chancellor
  • 2001—2007: James H. Ammons, Chancellor
  • 2007— : Charlie Nelms, Chancellor [4]

James H. Ammons is the current chancellor of North Carolina Central University. ...

Notable alumni

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See also

  • WNCU 90.7 FM, the college radio station

WNCU is a public FM station in Durham, North Carolina broadcasting on 90. ...

External links

  • North Carolina Central University
  • The Campus Echo Student Newspaper
  • The Marching Sound Machine
  • Maps and aerial photos for 35°58′35″N 78°54′03″W / 35.97645, -78.90092Coordinates: 35°58′35″N 78°54′03″W / 35.97645, -78.90092

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North Carolina Central University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (392 words)
NCCU is the second largest historically fl university in North Carolina after NC AandT State University located in Greensboro, North Carolina.
NCCU was chartered in 1909 and opened in 1910 as the National Religious Training School and Chautauqua under the leadership of president James E. Shepard.
The NCCU School of Law is currently undergoing a multimillion dollar major renovation of the Turner Law School Building, which is scheduled to be finished in 2005.
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